Maven vs Marvel - What's the difference?
As a proper noun maven
is (nasa|space) a space probe designed to investigate the martian climate.
As a noun marvel is
that which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
As a verb marvel is
to become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.
(chiefly, US) An expert in a given field.
* 2002 , Joseph H. Boyett, Jimmie T. Boyett, The Guru Guide to Marketing ,
- Pam is a coffee maven ; she knows so much about coffee.
* 2006 January 23, Virginia Robbins, Opinion: Eight Steps to Leadership'', '' ,
- Connectors know people—lots of people. Mavens' know about things. They know, or find out first, what is going on. Connectors, says Gladwell, need ' mavens to tell them what to buzz about.
* 2010 , Rachel Davis Mersey, Can Journalism Be Saved?: Rediscovering America's Appetite for News ,
- Besides an executive sponsor, you need to find a technology maven', someone within the company who understands the new technology. A '''maven''', as defined in Malcolm Gladwell?s ''The Tipping Point'', is a person who has both information and the social skills to pass it along. The challenge in a situation such as this one is that the ' maven might be outside of IT.
- The goal for any media company is to be a maven —and therefore highly adept at using multiple channels of social media communication well.
* media maven
That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
* Bible, Exodus xxxiv. 10
* Sir Walter Scott
- I will do marvels such as have not been done.
- Use lessens marvel .
To become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.
* Bible, 1 John iii. 13
(obsolete) To marvel at.
- Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
(obsolete, transitive, used impersonally) To cause to marvel or be surprised.
* Richard the Redeless
- But much now me marvelleth .